GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS (CBS) – A 13-year-old boy was injured by a flying umbrella at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester on Friday.
Firefighters responded to the beach at about 1:40 p.m.
A woman who works in an emergency room was one of the first people to respond, applying a tourniquet while waiting for first responders to arrive.
“The umbrella just hit the kid and we just saw him bleeding,” she said.
The boy was impaled in his left shoulder, and witnesses say he was bleeding profusely.
“All I heard was like a woman scream, and then the umbrella went flying, so I just went to see, and he was just laying on the ground like this, and then his mom’s like ‘get the lifeguard!” witness Brandon Phillips said.
The boy, who is from Florida, sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries after he was struck by the umbrella that had gone airborne.